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Discover the lesser-known contributions of professional women to American landscape architecture and the female photographers who captured their work on film at the New York Botanical Garden’s exhibition, Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & The Women Who Designed Them.  This exhibition, which takes place from May 17 through September 7, explores the burgeoning age of gardening and the contributions of American women who emerged as influential professionals in the fields of landscape architecture, design, and photography. The following images, courtesy of The New York Botanical Garden, highlight some of the must-see features of the exhibition.

 

Three presidents, three trees, three histories: Andew Jackson's southern magnolia, Abraham Lincoln's honey locust, and George Washington's tulip poplar.
Our book review of Private Paradise: Contemporary American Gardens (Monacelli). This new book featuring 41 residences from around the country and is by Charlotte M. Frieze, the longtime garden editor for the now-defunct House & Garden magazine.
The dual passion for the novel and the natural that shaped gardens in the 19th century is gaining ground again in the 21st
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Four inspired planting ideas show the versatility of this classical garden fixture
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We visit gardens (and gardeners) in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut with greenhouses, terrariums, plants, and ideas that were first made popular in the Victorian era.
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To view the full gallery please refer to The New Victorians Slideshow

Also related: Victorian Gardens in Print and Ode on a Victorian Urn

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